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Pie Crust with Oil

15 mins

2 single crusts

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Pie Crust with Oil

Oil is easy to incorporate into pie dough and since it’s in liquid form, it won’t melt while you’re working your dough.

The downside is your crust won’t be as flaky as using one of the other fat types.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup oil (cannola, avocado or vegetable)

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water

Recipe Directions:

  1. Measure flour and salt into a medium bowl.

  2. Add oil. Mix until pieces are the size of small peas.

  3. Sprinkle water, 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with the flour until flour is moistened and dough almost cleans the side of the bowl.

  4. Form the mixture into a loosely formed ball. Add more water if needed to mold the dough.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and gently knead into a ball.

  6. Divide the ball into halves and shape each half into a 4 inch circle.

  7. Wrap the dough in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  8. Return the dough rounds to the floured surface, roll out one of the discs of dough into a circle.

  9. Turn the dough gently as you work. Center your pie pan upside down on the circle of dough and roll it out until it is about 2 inches larger than the edges of the pan.

  10. Carefully transfer it to the pie pan, rolling it up onto your rolling pin to move it. You can also fold it gently into quarters and place the point in the center and unfold it over the pie pan.

  11. Press the dough gently into the pan; trim away any excess dough, and patch any holes. Leave about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pie pan.

  12. Fold the edges up and over and crimp edges using a fork or your finger. Refrigerate the crust until needed.

  13. You can make in advance. Wrap the dough well in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

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